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Federal Register Highlights – 6/15/16

June 15, 2016

Unpublished, time-sensitive and proposed rules for June 15, 2016:

PROPOSED RULE: This proposed rule would implement recommendations from the Cherry Industry Administrative Board (Board) to add inventory release procedures and revise optimum supply provisions under the marketing order for tart cherries grown in the States of Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin (order). The Board locally administers the order and is comprised of growers and handlers operating within the production area. This rule would establish procedures for releasing inventory from reserves and increase the maximum carry-out volume available when calculating optimum supply from 20 million pounds to 100 million pounds. These changes would provide clear procedures should an inventory release be necessary and would provide more flexibility when calculating optimum supply. Comments must be received by July 15, 2016. (To submit comments, visit, reference Doc. No. AMS–FV–15–0047.)

TEMPORARY RULE: The Coast Guard has issued a temporary deviation from the operating schedule that governs the Green Bank Bridge (Green Bank Road/CR563) across the Mullica River, mile 18.0, at Green Bank, NJ. The deviation is necessary to perform bridge repairs. This deviation allows the bridge to remain in the closed-to-navigation position. This deviation is effective from 7:30 a.m. on June 20, 2016, through 3:30 p.m. on June 23, 2016.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all Airbus Model A318 series airplanes; A319 series airplanes; A320–211, –212, –214, –231, –232, and –233 airplanes; and A321 series airplanes. This AD was prompted by an evaluation by the design approval holder (DAH) indicating that certain structural repair manual (SRM) inspection requirements for the fuselage skin repairs are insufficient to detect cracks. This AD requires an inspection to determine whether any fuselage external skin (doubler) repairs have been accomplished, an inspection for cracking of certain repaired external fuselage skin areas in the fuselage, and repair if necessary. We are issuing this AD to detect and correct fatigue cracking of the fuselage skin, which could result in reduced structural integrity of the airplane. This AD becomes effective July 20, 2016.

RULE: We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for GROB Aircraft AG Model G115EG airplanes. This AD results from mandatory continuing airworthiness information (MCAI) issued by the aviation authority of another country to identify and correct an unsafe condition on an aviation product. The MCAI describes the unsafe condition as cracks in the bonded joint of the rear horizontal stabilizer frame. We are issuing this AD to require actions to address the unsafe condition on these products. This AD is effective July 20, 2016.

RULE: We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2014–15– 04 for certain Saab AB, Saab Aeronautics Model SAAB 2000 airplanes. AD 2014–15–04 required deactivating the potable water system, or alternatively filling and activating the potable water system. This new AD requires inspecting the in-line heater for correct brazing and corrective action if needed, and installing a shrinkable tube on the water line and a spray shield on the in-line heater. This AD was prompted by a report of rudder pedal restriction which was the result of water leakage at the inlet tubing of an in-line heater in the lower part of the forward fuselage. This AD was also prompted by the development of a modification that would address the unsafe condition. We are issuing this AD to prevent rudder pedal restriction due to the pitch control mechanism becoming frozen as the result of water spray, which could prevent disconnection of the pitch control mechanism and normal pitch control, and consequently result in reduced controllability of the airplane. This AD is effective July 20, 2016.

PROPOSED RULE: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing to revise and republish its regulations implementing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The regulations are being revised in order to incorporate changes made to the FOIA by the Openness Promotes Effectiveness in our National Government Act of 2007 (OPEN Government Act) and the Electronic FOIA Act of 1996 (E–FOIA Act). Additionally, the regulations are being updated to reflect changes to the organization, to make the FOIA process easier for the public to navigate, to update HHS’s fee schedule, and to make provisions clearer. Because of the numerous changes to the organization and to the headings, the regulations are being republished in their entirety. Submit comments on or before August 15, 2016. (To submit comments, visit, reference RIN 0991–AC04.)

PROPOSED RULE: NMFS is proposing to implement the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) Recommendation 15–06 regarding porbeagle sharks (Lamna nasus) caught in association with ICCAT fisheries. Recommendation 15–06 requires, among other things, fishing vessels to promptly release unharmed, to the extent practicable, porbeagle sharks caught in association with ICCAT fisheries when brought alive alongside for taking on board the vessel. This action would affect fishermen fishing in the commercial HMS pelagic longline fishery and the HMS recreational fisheries for tunas, swordfish, and billfish in the Atlantic Ocean, including the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. This action would implement an ICCAT recommendation, consistent with the Atlantic Tunas Convention Act (ATCA), and would further domestic management objectives under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act). Written comments must be received by July 15, 2016. (To submit comments, visit, reference Docket No. NOAA–NMFS–2016–0066.)


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